With the developing situation in Ukraine following invasion by the Russian Federation, we all may find ourselves with the same questions that arise when international conflicts, war, or humanitarian crises make the news: Why is this happening? To what extent is the U.S. involved? How will this impact me? Are we safe?
As often is the case, some of these questions are easier to answer than others. What we all agree on, is that schools must be places where students feel safe to bring up ideas and engage in productive conversations to help them make meaning. To that end, below is a Resource Guide that is meant to help us better understand the current issues and events surrounding the geopolitical tensions developing over Ukraine involving the Russian Federation, the United States, the United Kingdom, and others. The resources in this guide not only provide context and understanding of the invasion currently unfolding across the media landscape, but also of the broader conflict informing and shaping the events that have transpired.